Japan mulls speeding up COVID-19 boosting programme: PM Kishida
Japan mulls speeding up COVID-19 boosting programme: PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 vaccination booster campaign for all citizens should be accelerated so that people can feel protected.

Health-care workers and the elderly in Japan have already received third doses. "Aside from 31 million health-care professionals and the elderly," Kishida said in press briefing that - "we'd want to examine bringing (the timeline for third shots) ahead as much as possible."

Kishida stated that he is working to make anti-virus measures "completely operational" for everyone in the country. Although there has been no increase in Omicron cases in the country, the government remains on high alert, implementing new measures to halt the spread of coronavirus, including as free PCR and antigen tests and the closure of foreigner borders.

Japan has detected 163 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with a seven-day average of 228 cases each day. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,732,007 coronavirus cases documented, with 18,387 people dying (1 percent) and 1,711,430 people recovering from illness.

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